The local chapter of the California Retired Teachers Association will meet Friday, April 14, at 10:00 a.m. at the Helen Gray Center on Whitefeather Road in Joshua Tree. Members will welcome Cheryl Erickson, who will speak about her recent trip to Uganda and the orphanage there with which she works. Lunch will be provided at a cost of $15 per person. Reservations are required. There is no cost to those who attend the meeting but choose not to order lunch, but seats do need to be reserved for those who attend but do not dine. Please call Gay Smith, at 760-369-2211, no later than Monday, April 10, if you plan to attend.